Success Stories: Despite Long Waiting Period, A Postdoctoral Fellow From Turkey Receives NIW Approval with Our Diligence


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On September 25th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Field of Neuroscience (Approval Notice).

General Field: Neuroscience

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Fellow

Country of Origin: Turkey

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Maryland

Approval Notice Date: September 25th, 2021

Processing Time: 10 months, 26 days

Case Summary:

This is North America Immigration Law Group’s custom to seek out and put together a convincing petition letter for our clients after having done their thorough background check. This helps us select all the important information to build a solid case in our client’s favor.

When a postdoctoral fellow in the field of neuroscience approached us to file his I-140 (National Interest Waiver) petition, we made certain to include his publication count and citation records along with the recent funding that he might have received in his petition letter.

We thus found that his research has resulted in:

  • 10 peer-reviewed journal articles (4 of them first-authored and 1 co-first-authored)
  • His publications have been cited a total of 306 times according to Google Scholar.
  • He has completed at least 3 peer reviews to date.

Furthermore, having obtained a Ph.D. in molecular, cellular, and integrative physiology, his proposed endeavor is to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying essential and complex behaviors to enhance current understandings of how neurological information is transmitted to circuits in the brain. He proposes to analyze the underlying essential and complex behaviors, such as sleep, using genetic, in vivo imaging, and electrophysiological approaches to enhance current understandings of how neurological information is transmitted to circuits in the brain.

  • His research also has great substantial merit and national importance since among other applications, his research is relevant to the study of nervous system disorders, including neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It enhances our current understanding of the neural processes underlying our sensory systems, which in turn, govern our everyday complex and essential behaviors, such as sleep, vision, and hearing.

Moreover, here are a few passages taken from testimonials of experts in his field, written expressly to state their support for our client:

“His finding was the first known object detector in fruit flies, a highly tractable model organism. His system thus offered a wide variety of tools to examine nervous system function and allow for the investigation of object-detecting neurons both at a behavioral level and at the circuit level in flies…Therefore, the importance of [client’s] work for expanding machine learning technologies must be underscored. Considering this and all of the above, it is clear that [client] is an esteemed researcher in the neuroscience discipline who must be allowed to continue researching in the United States.”

“[Client’s] groundbreaking research provides a detailed anatomical and functional characterization of visual inputs to the central complex…[Client’s] research has also characterized genetic tools that enable other researchers to better investigate this region of the brain…[Client’s] research on the cellular mechanisms underlying spatial navigation is therefore crucial to improving the health of Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other related neurological diseases.”

  • Considering the tremendous burden that Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders place on the American healthcare system, our client’s research is thus crucial to mitigating the negative effects of neurological disorders on public health and the economy.

All of these factors together with his education, experience, expertise, his record of publication and citation, and his history of successful research in the field, all indicate that he is well-positioned to advance the proposed endeavor. These facts accompanied by the excellent case preparation strategy employed by our experts, helped him obtain his NIW (National Interest Waiver) application approval despite waiting for a long period.

  • He has even received his I-485 application with our firm’s determination.

We are grateful to him for his continued trust in us. We wish him the very best in his life.

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